How can I use a table structured reference with a vlookup() function?

I want to use a structural reference in a vlookup function. I have a table called Staff_data on a separate sheet which I want to use as the table array. I've tried typing it in as worksheet reference![staff_data], hasn't worked. Do I need to name the range like I do for creating a dynamic dropdown or what am I missing? Thank you.
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
Try Staff_data[#All], for example.

=VLOOKUP(A1, Staff_data[#All],2,0)

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ShumsExcel & VBA ExpertCommented:

Instead of referencing the whole table, just refer to Table Column Headers:

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Change the column header accordingly.
agwalshAuthor Commented:
Found the exact reference I was looking for
Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Don't forget the VLOOKUP will still look at the leftmost column of the Array, whether it is a standard range or a table.
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